Last year I found this chair at the thrift store for $40. It was in great condition, so I purchased it with the intention of reupholstering it. Well, after realizing how expensive it would be to reupholster, I quickly abandoned that idea. While browsing the internet for alternatives, I came across a few blogs that discussed painting upholstered furniture as an alternative to reupholstering. During my search, one blog in particular stood out to me. I decided to follow the painting tutorial from Kristy Swan of Hyphen Interiors. You can click the link below to see the actual painting process: http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/03/painted-upholstery-process-revealed.html
Below are the before and after pics from my painting experiment. I used Behr "Black Suede" paint in satin finish for the upholstery and Behr "Ultra Pure White" in semi-gloss finish for the wood trim. During the painting process, there were a few steps that I omitted (meaning that I actually forgot to do them). LOL. There are quite a few flaws, but oh well. At this point, I am not sure if this little experiment was a success OR a fail! You be the judge!!!!!!
DURING PAINTING PROCESS